Sixteen years after participating in the Al Ain Grand Prix in 2005, a celebrated aerobatics team from India returns to the UAE, this time to take part in the Dubai Air Show next week.
The team is called Sarang, which means multi-colored in Hindi, because its aerial man oeuvres produce colorful streaks in their wake on the skies. At the Dubai Air Show, Sarang will be accompanied by the Suryakiran and Tejas aerobatics teams.
Suryakiran means rays of sunlight and Tejas in Hindi means majestic or energetic. The teams arrived in the UAE yesterday and are now preparing for the show, the Indian Government’s Press Information Bureau said.
“The Indian Air Force (IAF) has been invited by the government of UAE to participate in the Dubai Air Show and perform along with some of the best aerobatics and display teams in the world, including the Saudi Hawks, Russian Knights and the UAE’s Al Fursan,” the Bureau said.
“In addition, the IAF’s Light Combat Aircraft Tejas shall be part of the aerobatics and static displays during the show,” the Bureau noted.
The Dubai Air Show will be the first occasion for the Suryakirans and the Tejas to display their aerial man oeuvres in the UAE.
Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defense, Dubai Airshow 2021 is taking place at Dubai World Central (DWC), Dubai Airshow Site from the 14-18 November 2021.
The global aerospace event is held with the support of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Dubai Airports, the UAE Ministry of Defense and Dubai Aviation Engineering Projects, and organized by Tarsus Middle East.